The Best Mother’s Day Gifts To Give Her Peace of Mind

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts To Give Her Peace of Mind


From buttery smooth yoga pants to skincare that double as aromatherapy, here are our picks to give mom on her special day.

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It’s been a fraught year for everyone, but especially moms. Between working from home, overseeing the kids’ home-schooling, managing the household and having society unduly give her the lion’s share of these responsibilities—let’s just say she’s got a lot on her plate. In the Philippines, Mother’s Day is king, and rightly so. With all the gifts to shower her with, here’s a list of things that may help her achieve peace of mind or else just peace out for a few moments every day.

L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence (P4050/150 mL)

Skincare should be a highlight in one’s day, not a chore. Help make mom’s daily regimen more delightful with this sensorial spray. The essence strengthens skin’s natural defense system by feeding the good bacteria that protect the skin, acting as a barrier to oxidative stress.

The triphase includes immortelle essential oil, an antioxidant-packed solution that is also responsible for the heavenly, relaxing scent of the product, acmella olarecea extract, the so-called natural alternative to Botox, and prebiotics derived from beetroot, which promote the healthy growth of good bacteria in your skin’s microbiome.

DIOR Capture Totale Super Potent Serum (P6950/ 50 mL) and Capture Totale Créme (P5750/50 mL)

When the going gets tough, the going doubles down on potent skincare. Dior’s Capture Totale line makes you feel like you’re dabbing on cream at the Ritz Paris, wearing a silk robe and not in the same bathroom you’ve locked yourself in away from the screaming kids for the past two weeks.

The infinite-blossoming longoza flower is at the heart of the Capture Totale line, part of Dior’s long heritage of floral science and decades-long research on mother cells. Regular use will result in firmer, denser, plumper and more radiant skin.

Dior Boutiques can be found in SM Aura Premiere (927) 521 0888 and SM Makati (906) 288 8780

NIKE Yoga Collection

The question these days is, who isn’t doing yoga? The benefits of practicing yoga is almost limitless, especially when one is looking for mental clarity and emotional stress relief. Forget the crazy poses people do for the ‘Gram and instead, pursue your own practice, at your own pace. But also, look cute while getting there.

Nike may be more known for flashy streetwear and even flashier sports, but their yoga collection, which features the divine fabric Infinalon, is definitely made for calm and serenity. Nike Infinalon offers gentle compression (meaning it lifts and sculpts) and chic, muted colors. As the brand’s silkiest and stretchiest fabric, their yoga pants and tops go on smoother than a gin tonic on a Monday night. What is that? Drinking while yoga-ing? We say Om.

Nike Yoga Collection is available in all Nike Park stores and online.

GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Eye R Serum (P6,100)

Whether mom has an infant who’s still not sleeping through the night or she’s simply carving out some Me Time when everyone else is asleep, late nights and the resulting dark under eye circles, puffiness and loss of radiance usually figure among harassed mothers.

Instead of simply handing her another glass of wine, try this luxury eye serum from the iconic French beauty brand. This silky and fast-absorbing serum uses honey, royal jelly and plant extracts to add suppleness and radiance back to the delicate eye area.

AESOP The Nurturer (P3800)

This limited edition kit from the cult beauty brand just exudes calm and have-it-together-ness—two things we all can use more of these days. The Nurturer contains 3 favorites: the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, and Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve. As a plus, it comes in a reusable amenity case that follows Aesop’s distinct aesthetic.  

VESTÉ Heart Gua Sha in Rose Quartz (P1550)

The rose quartz encourages unconditional love and helps restores harmony and trust. A gua sha, meanwhile, is a tool from traditional Chinese medicine used to scrape (we prefer “firmly and gently massage”) facial skin to relieve tension, induce circulation and lymphatic drainage.

After applying serum or a facial oil, drag the tool across the face, neck and chest in key pressure points. We basically followed the instruction booklet that comes with this tool and it worked wonders: puffiness, dark circles and even tension headaches are reduced. And did we mention it’s heart-shaped? Awww…

THE BEAUTY EDITED BOX (Vol. 1 P3800, Vol. 2 P3550)

The brainchild of former beauty editor Nicole Limos, The Beauty Edited Box is a collection of seasonal beauty products recommended by experts. It features full-size and travel pieces of cult, classic and new cosmetics—all of them tried and tested by Limos herself. Remember the subscription boxes of yore?

Well, it’s like that, except it’s not a subscription, so you don’t risk getting charged for products you don’t like and mom gets to try out and indulge in beauty things safely at home. And by indulge, we mean you get to try top tier products for less than half the SRP. Click here for a special Mother’s Day promo.

LUMINISCE Luxury Facial Kit (price upon request)

Remember how glowing mom was when she had her regular facial and aesthetic procedures? Her mood was so much better too. If she’s is still unsure about stepping out, aesthetic clinic Luminisce just might have the answer with their Luxury Facial Kit and Radiance Lift Kit.

Each one contains medical-grade products and a special device to cleanse, exfoliate, treat, tone and deeply nourish skin. The effects we got are the nearest to professional grade facials, so while it might take several steps, the results will be more than worth the effort.

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